I found a great recipe online that was pretty easy to follow with normal ingredients, except for white wine. I do not carry white wine in the house so I searched the internet for a substitute. And I found that there are actually lots of substitutes, cider vinegar being one of them. "Perfect! I've got vinegar, done." Instead of 1/3 cup of white wine, I replaced it with a 1/3 cup of cider vinegar. And it made all the difference - from being delicious to disgusting. Dad was a troupper and said it tasted fine. Lies.
Good thing the cookies I made for dessert turned out alright because I ended up eating them for dinner.